patio door won't shut completely

Old 01-26-01, 05:40 PM
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Never had sliding glass patio doors before. The sliding door won't close completely. At the bottm, the door is closer to the frame than at the top. It's like something at the top of the frame isn't grabbing the door; if I push the top of the door myself, it'll close, but only as I hold it. Do I just need new weatherstripping? What's up?
Old 01-26-01, 05:50 PM
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It sounds like the roller furthest from the handle is missing. Is the door hard to close?

You can remove the door by opening it part way and lifting it up enough that the bottom will clear the track. Check the rollers on the bottom
Old 01-26-01, 06:53 PM
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It could be the door is not adjusted correctly or the closing side frame is out of plumb. The easiest remedy is to adjust the bottom rollers on the door to put the door at the same angle as the frame on the jam. The rollers can be adjusted by inserting a screwdriver into the holes on the bottom sides. You might have to adjust the latch plate on the jam after so it will lock correctly. Also check to see if the latch is keeping the door from closing correctly.

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